No one can predict the future, but if we can catch a glimpse of the right trends and possibilities, we might just be the ones who would shape that future into what we want
At e27, we’re proud to say we have watched the Southeast Asia startup ecosystem grow from tiny beginnings to what is now one of the most active startup hubs around the world. Hindsight is 20/20, and it could not be truer than in the world of startups. This means that we’re now seeing products and technologies that visionaries could only dream of in the yesteryears.
For example, back in the late 2000s, who would’ve known that peer-to-peer app-based ride-hailing would be a big deal around the world? Who would’ve thought that a math- and cryptographically-rich technology like blockchain would start chipping away at established industries like finance? Who would’ve thought that electronic and mobile commerce would overtake physical shopping? Who would’ve thought streaming would be the dominant means of distributing and accessing rich content like songs and movies?
And a lot of seemingly SciFi stuff like self-driving cars, learning machines, and wide-scale facial recognition are now the norm in many places.
What separates the visionaries who were able to execute these dreams from the rest of us is that those people have seen the potential early on and were able to position their ideas, technologies, products, and resources into something real and marketable. In short, they had an insight into the future and were not afraid to take the risk, grab these opportunities, and turn these insights into real and viable tech.
At Echelon Summit Asia 2019, we will once again have such an opportunity, with some of today’s thought leaders and experts sharing at the FUTURE stage. They will talk about what’s to come in the tech scene in 2019 and beyond. These insights can give all of us a better idea of what to expect. Beyond that, you might just be the team or person who has the chops in making these things come true in the years to come.
Have a look at some of the experts in our lineup:
- Blake Larson, Managing Director of International, LalaMove
- Chris Yeo, Head of GrabVentures
- James Chang, CEO, Lazada Singapore
- Scott Jones, Founder of Sixkin and Managing Partner of Singularity.NET
- Nurul Hussain, Co-founder, The Codette Project
- Raiford C Cockfield III , Co-founder and CEO, Bitrep
- Zachary Wang, Co-founder, Neuron Mobility
- Charles Ng, VP, Enterprise AI, Appier
Whether you’re just curious or want to be part of the next big thing when it happens, grab your tickets for the Echelon Asia Summit 2019 now. Use promo code ECHELONFUTURE — first 20 signups get Starter tickets free. Starter tickets get you get access to the talent zone, conference stages (Founder, Future, Capital and TOP100), exhibition areas and partnered zones (TOP100, Marketplace, country pavilions), the Official Echelon App and Echelon Official Afterparty.
Echelon Asia Summit 2019 is bringing together 15,000 of the best and brightest of APAC’s tech ecosystem. Happening on May 23-24 at the Singapore Expo, Echelon features 3 conference stages, over 300 exhibitors, TOP100 startup pitching, special workshops and roundtable discussions, and many more.
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